"The news that Ladysmith Black Mambazo have
won the World Traditional Music in the Grammy Awards has come as sweet
music to the ears of the people of KwaZulu Natal."
"Black Mambazo's triumph yesterday, coupled
with their achievements over the years, sands a very strong statement to
all the world that South Africa and the whole continent are determined
to reclaim their rightful places among the nations of the world. In
particular their achievements demonstrate irrefutably the depth of
cultural and artistic talents and heritage found in KwaZulu Natal and
which make this Province the mecca of multiculturalism."
"They also stand as undeniable evidence that
nothing can stand in the way of diligence, commitment and
"The people of KwaZulu Natal take off their
hats to these illustrious sons of the Province. I hope that what they
have achieved will spur other artists to work harder in order to reach
the summit of success."